View Full Version : My dog has Lyme's Disease

John Barker
09-23-2009, 07:22 AM
My poor dog Sunny has Lyme's Disease. She had a fever about a month ago, and seemed to respond to antibiotics, but the fever came back last week. It then went away with no treatment and her white cell count was fine. The vet ordered a tick profile and it came back with a positive Lyme's Disease titer. She's on a months long course of Doxycycline. There is no cure, but at least we know what's going on. A lot of dogs live with it fine. She's the lab hound mix behind my pit/rhodesian ridgeback mix in the front.

09-23-2009, 07:53 AM
Very sorry to hear this John, hope she gets through this OK.



09-23-2009, 08:31 AM
:(That sux! Hopefully she's maintained to live normally!!2thumbs

09-23-2009, 08:40 AM
:(That sux! Hopefully she's maintained to live normally!!2thumbs

09-23-2009, 12:16 PM
Sorry to hear that, John! I think I've been very lucky not to have had any dogs come down with Lyme Disease. Haven't found any ticks on Casper this year but I check him after every walk. Heck... I even had myself checked for Lyme's... so far so good. Hope Sunny has many bright days ahead of her. 2thumbs

Jeff Pearce
09-23-2009, 12:28 PM
I hope all goes well. keep us informed..My dogs are like my kids...

John Barker
09-23-2009, 12:45 PM
I have never found a tick on her and she is on Frontline for fleas and ticks. I think she will be fine. She's tough as they come.

09-23-2009, 01:12 PM
I hope she does ok, I am a dog lover from way back. In fact I like dogs more than I do most people.

Scott Jones
09-23-2009, 04:31 PM
Man that sucks.:( I hope she comes through bro. I can't stand it when the dogs are ill.

09-23-2009, 05:02 PM
My Thoughts go out to your pup.

09-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Hope she does fine.

John Barker
09-24-2009, 07:03 AM
Thanks everyone! I appreciate your posts.

09-25-2009, 09:49 AM
I am so sorry to hear this!!! Prayers sent to your pup.